Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a technology-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers' products while reducing their environmental impact. Lubrizol produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, and additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of resins and additives.
Chemical Process Engineer
COMPANY INFORMATION AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES
This position will report to the Elmendorf Operations Manager. The goals of this position are to provide technical support and project oversight to multiple chemical manufacturing locations utilizing in depth chemical/process engineering techniques. Other duties include:
-Provide engineering support to refine current chemical manufacturing processes.
-Evaluate current processes and suggest/implement process improvements to improve product quality and decrease cycle time and cost.
-Assess current plant function and reduce operating bottlenecks.
-Evaluate current manufacturing equipment for opportunities to install instrumentation and controls.
-Work with project group and plant personnel on projects from R&D to design/modify production equipment.
-Utilize small-scale pilot reactors for process modeling and product scale-up.
-Work with local plant management and the project group to develop and define the scope of projects.
-Work with local plant personnel and the project group to specify materials and equipment needed to fully complete the project.
-Select appropriate contractors and obtain quotes needed to complete the project
-Sum up bid totals and write justification for presentation to local and upper management for approval.
-Coordinate with local management to generate an appropriate time frame for the project to start once the AFE/project funding is approved.
-Develop detailed schedules and project tracking methods to accurately report progress, milestones, or project hindrances.
-Oversee contractors as needed and work closely with local maintenance crews during the course of the project.
-Work with local management and personnel to perform training, as needed and final hand-off to manufacturing upon completion of the project.
-Track cost of project during construction phase and sum up total for completion of AFE process and final submittal to accounting and asset management groups.
-Perform requirements for documentation with regard to Process Safety Management (PSM) including development of P&ID, PFD and equipment specification requirements.
-Know and understand Lubrizol Quality Policy and comply with all requirements of the Quality Systems Manual, Operating and Technical Procedures and Workplace Instructions.
-Must understand and comply with all safety rules and company policies of Lubrizol.
-Work assignments carried out to the highest quality level.
-Perform various other duties and activities as assigned by supervisor within the physical constraints of the job.
REQUIREMENTS - EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS
Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering.
Minimum 2-5 years' experience in the chemical/process engineering field, preferably with a specialty chemical manufacturer.
Knowledge and experience in chemical manufacturing processes.
SAP experience considered a plus.
While headquartered in the United States, Lubrizol is truly a global specialty chemical company. We have a major presence in five global regions and do business in more than 100 countries. Our corporate culture ensures that Lubrizol is one company throughout the world, but you will find each region is a unique place to work, live and play.
Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.